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A Yale history professor's 20-point guide to defending democracy under a Trump presidency — Quartz. Home - Paris Pledge for Action. Rohstoff Dividende. Population Matters » For a sustainable future. Noam Chomsky: Who Owns the Earth? (Photo: Michael Kamber / The New York Times) (This article is adapted from a commencement speech by Noam Chomsky on June 14, 2013, at the American University of Beirut. ) With wrenching tragedies only a few miles away, and still worse catastrophes perhaps not far removed, it may seem wrong, perhaps even cruel, to shift attention to other prospects that, although abstract and uncertain, might offer a path to a better world - and not in the remote future.

Noam Chomsky: Who Owns the Earth?

I’ve visited Lebanon several times and witnessed moments of great hope, and of despair, that were tinged with the Lebanese people’s remarkable determination to overcome and to move forward. The first time I visited - if that’s the right word - was exactly 60 years ago, almost to the day. My wife and I were hiking in Israel’s northern Galilee one evening, when a jeep drove by on a road near us and someone called out that we should turn back: We were in the wrong country. The struggle to defend the commons takes many forms. Dan Miller: Boom or Bust? Greg Dalton Gregory Dalton is chief operating officer at the Commonwealth Club of California and Director of The Club's Climate 1 Initiative.

Dan Miller: Boom or Bust?

He previously was international editor at The Industry Standard magazine, an editor for the Associated Press in New York, and a correspondent in China and Canada for the South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong newspaper. Proficient in both Mandarin and Cantonese, he is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Dan Miller Dan Miller is Managing Director of the Roda Group. At the end of 1994, Mr. Prior to TCSI, Mr. To download this program become a Front Row member. Fee and dividend. A coal power plant in Germany.

Fee and dividend

Fee and dividend will make fossil fuels - coal , oil , and gas - less competitive as fuel than other options. Fee and dividend is a revenue-neutral mechanism designed to impose a progressive fee on carbon emissions and return the fee to the public, which has been proposed as an alternative method of reduction in fossil fuel use to cap and trade , carbon tax or emissions trading mechanisms. This mechanism is designed to maintain economic function while encouraging transition to a sustainable energy economy while simultaneously reducing CO 2 emissions .

Structure [ edit ] Carbon Fee and Dividend FAQ. By Todd J.

Carbon Fee and Dividend FAQ

Smith, Citizens Climate Lobby volunteer Why is this legislation necessary? This legislation will put us on the path of a sustainable climate by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning us to a clean energy economy. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution we have increased the level of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2), in our atmosphere. Scientists warn that this is having a drastic affect on our climate. What is a carbon fee? It is a fee based on the amount of carbon in a fossil fuel. How much will the carbon fee effect energy prices? The best example would be gasoline. Global Marshall Plan. Economy for the Common Good. Gemeinwohl Ökonomie. World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth.

World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth April 22nd, Cochabamba, Bolivia Today, our Mother Earth is wounded and the future of humanity is in danger.

World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth

If global warming increases by more than 2 degrees Celsius, a situation that the “Copenhagen Accord” could lead to, there is a 50% probability that the damages caused to our Mother Earth will be completely irreversible. Between 20% and 30% of species would be in danger of disappearing. We confront the terminal crisis of a civilizing model that is patriarchal and based on the submission and destruction of human beings and nature that accelerated since the industrial revolution. The capitalist system has imposed on us a logic of competition, progress and limitless growth. Under capitalism, Mother Earth is converted into a source of raw materials, and human beings into consumers and a means of production, into people that are seen as valuable only for what they own, and not for what they are.

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